As our readers know, work is progressing on a new reversible HOV ramp for the Mark Center and a new pedestrian bridge is being built on the Seminary Road bridge between Kenmore Avenue and Beauregard Street in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia.
To do the work, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is having alternating lane closures the rest of this week from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Click this link (PDF) for the full list of closures in Northern Virginia.
Due to the impending storm tonight thru Tuesday.
On Jan. 26, all evening activities after 6 p.m. in Alexandria City Public Schools are canceled, including adult education classes. After-school programs up to 6 p.m. will be held as normal. The City will make a decision this afternoon on the status of tonight’s City-run programs, activities and meetings. For updated information on City closures, see www.alexandriava.gov.
Below is a list of the 5 most viewed real estate listings in Alexandria, Virginia on Redfin.com over the last week.
- 315 E Raymond Ave – $520,000; 2 Beds, 2 Baths
- 112 N Payne St – $829,000; 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
- 1720 Osage St – $374,900; 2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
- 6019 Williamsburg Rd – $405,000; 3 Beds, 2 Baths
- 5127 Beauregard St – $425,000; 2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
While people look for homes a variety of ways, Redfin.com is one of the top real estate brokerages for serious buyers in our area, so this is kind of a microcosm of what specific homes and price points are commanding the most buyer attention in Alexandria, Virginia.
A petition is going around from the Alexandria Arts Forum to Alexandria, Virginia residents to sign to support the arts in Alexandria and how the arts are vital for our City’s economy. They’re looking for 1,000 signers.
As readers know, there’s going to be a new Panera Bread in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Click this link to see our previous posts on this development. There is a projected opening time-frame of mid-February right now from what I am hearing. They recently put up new awnings around the site (see above and below). I like them, what about you?
For our morning links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
UPDATED (1:33 PM): Post has been updated with information from reader below…
The Kitchen Guild, a kitchen design and remolding company, has closed their Old Town Alexandria, Virginia location on King Street and consolidated their business out at the Pickett Road location in Fairfax. This means there’s prime commercial space that will be for lease soon.
A reader, Susan, wrote in:
“I wanted to let you know that the Kitchen Guild space has been vacant for a long time. It is owned by a church and they are the ones who do the leasing and showing of the property. I know it has been vacant at least since April of last year if not earlier.”
Due to the many activities I’m involved in, yesterday was the first time I had walked up and down King Street in sometime, so yesterday was the first time I had noticed the vacancy. I appreciate ANY input from readers and ANY tips from readers. Thank you Susan!